Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 2,162 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
2162 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A forgettable experience. [Aug 2008, p.100]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Occasionally excellent, often mired in mediocrity, Saints Row 4 is inferior to Red Dead Redemption and even five-year-old GTA IV in almost every way. And while you’re always likely to miss when comin’ at the kings, Volition’s effort still falls short of the more cohesive Sleeping Dogs, the expansive frolicking on Just Cause 2’s Panau and the polished pantomime of Infamous 2.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A beautifully made project, indeed, but one with limitations that peg it behind the likes of Virginia or Dear Esther. [Dec 2016, p.73]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a game that should be stacked to the crow's nest with exhilarating swordfights, having such a weak versus mode is an insult. [Aug 2007, p.104]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The one thing that's original about Rocky is the way you recover from a KO: steadying your boxer on his feed by wobbling the analogue nub left and right. Apart from that Rocky feels like a step back to thte clumsy old days of button hammering and counter-intuitive combos. [Mar 2007, p.110]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The puzzles are plentiful and challenging, but the dull looks and worthy brain-training angle make this a dull slog. [Oct 2007, p.113]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sound is also woeful. [Feb 2011, p.114]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With little point in tactical withdrawal, all the missions starts to feel the same. [Nov 2008, p.119]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's hard to look past the massively fugly engine. While the copious cut-scenes are pleasing to the eyes, the in-game visuals look like a glorified, smudgy PS2 game. And yet for all its flaws, Dead Souls still lets you battle women in bloody cocktail dresses and wannabe Lickers with a sympathetic loan shark. It's this ludicrously bizarre charm that makes Dead Souls more than the sum of its reanimated parts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Does little to open the door for anyone other than JoJo vets. [July 2014, p.80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More of a snak than a satisfying meal. [June 2008, p.106]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This isn't as cinematic or exciting as "Call of Duty 4," but for people who want to clear rooms instead of triggering events, there's a lot to enjoy. For bullet-junkies jonesing for a fix, it's a perfectly decent form of violent methadone. [Mar 2008, p.110]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Slinging around New York remains a pleasing hoot. [July 2014, p.81]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    [Christmas 2009, p.107]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly, it won't leave much of a lasting impression. [Dec 2016, p.85]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This might jus be the most stupid game on PS3. [Dec 2008, p.121]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Leaves you to grope blindly for rhythm from memory alone. [Sept 2011, p.107]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ridiculous tricks and the gritty visuals impress, but Street's flashes of brilliance are undone by glaring flaws - such as the ball hitting an invisible wall at the sideline. [May 2007, p.112]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It certainly won't get you in fighting shape. [Sept 2011, p.110]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are many things to like about Warriors Orochi 3. The over-the-top madness, enormous scale battles, and – bizarrely enough – gibberish storyline all have varying levels of charm. Sadly the overly familiar mechanics and uninspired level design somewhat undermine all of this.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Boss battles are fun, but overall it feels like hard work. [Apr 2007, p.110]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Loud, dumb and more than a little buggy, The Shadow of New Despair may be average in single-player, but it's a rich source of co-operative comedy. [Feb 2016, p.89]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game is marked by a crippling inconsistency, and not just in its use of motion-sensitive controls. [Oct 2007, p.110]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A lightweight but enjoyable outing. Comparatively high praise in the world of PS2 movie tie-ins. [June 2007, p.109]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Elegance and simplicity is the intent, but in (virtual) reality, it soon gets old. [Dec 2016, p.94]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Some will get an old-school kick out of it, but most will wish it followed the lead of its villain and took a few more chances. [Feb 2016, p.90]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The main problem with Lightning Returns; it’s a game so desperate to refine each individual element that they’ve become disparate. There’s undoubtedly stuff here worth exploring – the cerebral combat, fan-serving storyline and grand finale to a three-game story – but despite Square Enix’s intentions, it’s not a world you’ll make time to revisit.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A little good, a little bad, and an occasional flash of atmospheric design. [Mar 2008, p.106]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A feast of missed opportunities. [Jan 2008, p.98]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The same relatively deep two-wheel sim as ever, but with each passing year the geriatric graphics engine kills even more appeal. [July 2012, p.117]
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